Scooby–Doo (also known as Scooby-Doo: The Movie) is a 2022 American live-action/computer-animated slapstick comedy mystery film produced by Warner Animation Group and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on the long-running Hanna-Barbera animated television franchise of the same name created by Joe Ruby and Ken Spears. Ross Lynch, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dacre Montgomery, Peyton List, Sarah Gilman, Michael Pea, Colin Jost, Rob Delaney, and Ken Jeong feature in the live-action film, which was written by Kevin Costello and directed by Tim Story. There are further voice roles for Frank Welker, Nicky Jam, Bobby Cannavale, and Lil Rel Howery, as well as historical recordings of William Hanna, Mel Blanc, and June Foray.
Jerry moves into a posh hotel in New York City, and Scooby and Tom are recruited to keep him and the ghost from wrecking a major wedding and solving the mystery, until they are forced to put their differences aside to face an employee who is enraged by the three.
Originally intended as a live-action/computer-animated film in 2010, the film languished in development hell, with plans eventually shifting to producing an entirely animated film, in the same vein as the original theatrical shorts, in 2016. The film again became a live-action/animated hybrid, using the shorts as inspiration, in 2018, with filming beginning in 2020.
Scooby-Doo is set to be theatrically released in RealD 3D, Dolby Cinema, and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States on February 28, 2022, with a simultaneous streaming release on HBO Max.
A young brother and sister named Shaggy Rogers and Kayla Rogers befriends and adopts a talking stray puppy, whom he names Scoobert “Scooby” Doo. On Halloween night, Kayla, Scooby and Shaggy meet three young detectives named, Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, and Velma Dinkley, before venturing into a haunted house. Inside, the kids encounter a ghost, whom they capture and unmask as costumed thief Mr. Rigby. Inspired by the experience, they decide form a group, Mystery Inc., to solve mysteries together.
Tom gets booted out by his owners ten years later for failing to complete his duty as a house cat, and he now has no place to live, along with his lifelong nemesis Jerry, who is also without food. While Jerry looks for a new home, Tom, who aspires to be a pianist, performs in Central Park as a blind cat to attract attention. Jerry provokes a confrontation with Tom during one of his performances, which ends with Tom’s piano being damaged, Jerry fleeing, and Tom battling with a gang of alley cats lead by Butch.